Womenswear Trends Spring/Summer 2014-15

The trends for women’s wear break all the rules for the Spring+Summer by using colours that work both for summer as well as Fall+Winter. Textiles, patterns and silhouettes also throw away the traditional and opt for a different approach. There are five major themes: Balance & Harmony, Dark Story, Warrior Queen, Graffiti and Sweetness. Balance … Continue reading

Are Canadian Fashion Magazines promoting Canadian Designers?

I decided to conduct a small; content analysis study of three Canadian Fashion Magazines to see how much Canadian designed and manufactured fashion has been profiled. I looked at Flare magazine, the quintessential Canadian magazine, Elle Canada, a newcomer to the Canadian Fashion scene and Fashion, a Toronto based fashion magazine. The results quite surprised … Continue reading

Eco Fashion Week-Quebec Designers show in Vancouver -Part 2

The third and last day of the fashion show part of Eco Fashion Week showed collections and accessories from six Quebec Eco-Fashion Designers, sponsored by the Government of Quebec. The Quebec government has put over $84 million over 5 years to support Quebec fashion and the City of Montreal spends $3 million on promoting Montreal … Continue reading

Eco Fashion Week needs to re-think recycling approach–Part 1

The first day of Eco Fashion Week featured Nicole Bridger Fall/Winter 2012/13 collection shown at the Vogue theatre. The evening started off with a singer, then 3 speakers. Nicole Bridger collection was worn by dancers who put on a dance performance. A more in-depth collection review will be done this week at Nicole Bridger’s store … Continue reading

Jaqueline Conoir- It’s all about the fabric and the details

Jaqueline Conoir (JC) studio on 164 West Fifth Avenue in Vancouver was a light and airy space with a view of the downtown.  The street level, ground floor has all the Fall/Winter 2012/13 Jaqueline Conoir collection and the edgier JAC collection, both designed by RozeMerie Cuevas. The Jaqueline Conoir turquoise inspired motorcycle jacket in a … Continue reading

Vancouver Fashion Week – Is a change needed?

We recently received an invitation to attend Vancouver Fashion Week. A bit of a surprise as we never had an invitation before. TrendFashion1 advocates for Canadian designers. We had hoped and expected that Vancouver Fashion Week would have a healthy dose of Vancouver, let alone, Canadian designers especially as this organization has received support from government(s) … Continue reading

Spend on a Trend is right “On Trend”

Trendfashion1 and Frock of Ages collaborated on a joint article about the “Spend on a Trend” event at Heritage Hall on Main Street, Vancouver.  Our plan was to see if the designers were “On trend” with the international trends and we were very pleasantly surprised. We looked at women’s clothing from Elroy, Adhesif Clothing, Carny … Continue reading

Vancouver Fashion Shows reliance on Volunteer Workers

There are at least 3 Fashion Weeks in Vancouver: Eco Fashion Week, Men’s Fashion Week and Vancouver Fashion Week. Each show to some extent relies on volunteers to do many jobs that normally, with a well-funded show, would be paid positions. Some of the volunteers are professionals that would normally be paid for their services … Continue reading

Menswear Forecast Spring/Summer 2013/14

Trend Fashions Marketing & Forecasting presented a fashion forecast for 2013/14 Menswear at Men’s Fashion Week in Vancouver. The five influences presented and discussed help fashion designers and retailers to understand where their customer fits and how to have product that fits into their customer’s unique lifestyle. The presentation focused on life style and market … Continue reading

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